Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS Webinars

Getting in touch with Nordic communities: Reaching out gently
Svetlana Usenyuk (1), Heidi McCann (2), Colleen Strawhacker (2), Peter Pulsifer (2)
(1) Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

(2) Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, USA

Approaching an unfamiliar community can be a challenge for a researcher, considering it takes time for a community to come to know and trust a new face. The process of building a trusting relationship between a community and a research group is delicate, and we must all tread lightly towards co-operative cohabitation during research efforts. This webinar is intended to highlight some difficulties faced by researchers and community members, even of a shared background, in introducing the prospect of collaborating in a shared space.

Indigenous Knowledge & Communities
  • Arctic
APECS Nordic Webinars 2013

Norden logo blankThe APECS Nordic Project "Bridging Early Career Researchers and Indigenous Peoples in Nordic Countries" conducted by APECS in 2013-2015 and funded in part by the Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Cooperation Programme, featured a series of six webinars. The webinar series identified current research challenges from the perspective of ECRs and Indigenous peoples and aimed to define potential solutions to overcome these existing challenges to communication and other research issues.

The webinar series was organized by Jocelyn Torma (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Yulia Zaika (Khibiny educational and scientific base MSU, Faculty of Geography M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia). For more information go to the APECS Nordic Project and APECS Nordic Webinars websites.

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